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Sounds Like San Diego: March 8

Antibalas' show at the Belly Up heads up Thursday's live-music action

There are some pretty great reasons to get out of the house tonight. Head to the Belly Up to catch the kings of contemporary Afrobeat, Antibalas, who know how to get the party really going. Meanwhile, Portland musician Kyle Craft plays at the Casbah. NPR said of his latest, "(his) second album is full of unabashed odes to courtship, confusion and the timeless power of storytelling in song." At House of Blues, acrobatic alt-rockers New Politics return once again, Chicago rockers Protomartyr play a packed house at Space, and art-rock project U.S. Girls perform at Soda Bar. Tonight's lineup is going to be a great way to roll right into an amazing weekend.

Thursday, March 8:

  • Antibalas, Here Lies Man @ Belly Up
  • Kyle Craft, Soft Lions @ Casbah
  • New Politics, Dreamers, the Wrecks @ House of Blues
  • Protomartyr, Shame, Miss New Buddha @ Space
  • U.S. Girls, Trip Advisor @ Soda Bar
  • Hurricane Kate and VJ Grim @ Bar Pink
  • Mega Ran, None Like Joshua, Digital Lizards of Doom, Kirby's Dream Band @ The Merrow
  • Chris Botti @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • The Stolen, Patternist, Jara @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Lorraine Castellanos @ Panama 66
  • Soul Time ft. Gabriel Roth (aka Bosco Mann), Cochemea Gast @ Whistle Stop
  • Turnrow Saints @ Pour House  
  • The Havnauts, Clay Fox @ Sycamore Den
  • Bumpasonic @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Marquis Hill Blacktet @ The Loft, UCSD
  • Jimmy Ruelas @ Seven Grand
  • Tobi D'Amore @ Bancroft Bar
  • Uptown Rhythm Makers @ Black Cat Bar
  • Gene Evaro Jr, Boostive @ Winston's (9:30 p.m.)
  • Open Jam Session @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • Open Jam with Jeff Ousley @ Navajo Live
  • Tommy Price & the Stilettos @ Tio Leo's
  • Spawnbreezie, Kennyon Brown, Donell Lewis, DJ Noiz, Kaimi Hanano @ Music Box
  • DJ Yodah @ Henry's Pub
  • Ceremony Night @ Blonde
  • No Limits with DJ Myson King @ The Office
  • Gasolina! Cumbia & Reggaeton @ El Dorado
  • Leslie Jordan in "Exposed" @ Martini's Above Fourth

Rosemary Bystrak is the publicist for the Casbah and writes about the San Diego music scene, events and general musings about life in San Diego on San Diego: Dialed In. Follow her updates on Twitter or contact her directly.

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